2017 Reprogramming the Brain to Health Symposium

 

2017 Reprogramming the Human Brain SymposiumThe Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute at the University of California, Berkeley and its partners at the Center for BrainHealth, part of The University of Texas at Dallas, present the annual Reprogramming the Brain to Health Symposium to be held at the University of California, Berkeley this year.

The Symposium brings together distinguished brain scientists to share breakthroughs in brain plasticity.

The annual Symposium is designed to engage cognitive scientists, neuroscientists, physicians, psychologists, rehabilitation specialists, researchers, educators and students.
 

There is no registration fee for the Symposium, but please RSVP if you plan to attend. Continuing education credits will not be offered. For more information about the Symposium or to RSVP, contact Natasha at UCBbraintrainingsymposium@gmail.com
 


The 2017 Charles L. Branch BrainHealth Award Recipient and Keynote Lecturer is Michael Merzenich, PhD, from the University of California, San Francisco.

Dr. Merzenich began his career in neuroscience in the early 1970s. He is known for his pioneering work regarding the brain’s plasticity and his exploration of strategies for retraining the brain in language and reading disorders, developing computerized programs for children that are now widely used throughout the world. Dr. Merzenich has been awarded more than 50 patents and has contributed his software development skills to several therapeutic training programs. He is currently a professor emeritus neuroscientist at the University of California, San Francisco.
 


2017 Symposium Schedule


9 AM
Welcome and Introduction
Mark D'Esposito, MD 
University of California, Berkeley

9:15 AM
Exploring the potential for technology-based interventions to improve emotional perception and social skills
Dan Krawczyk, PhD
The University of Texas at Dallas

10 AM
The neuropsychology of cognitive reserve
Ian Robertson, PhD
The University of Texas at Dallas

11:30 AM - 1 PM 
Lunch

1 PM
Charles L. Branch BrainHealth Award Recipient and Keynote Lecture
The Plastic Brain. Our Growing Perspective About Managing Health
Michael Merzenich, PhD
University of California, San Francisco

2:15 PM
Video Game Training -- A Vision of the Future of Brain Fitness
Adam Gazzaley, MD
University of California, San Francisco

3 PM
Using brain imaging to predict the response to cognitive training
Mark D'Esposito, MD
University of California, Berkeley

3:45 PM
Closing Remarks
Sandra Chapman, PhD
The University of Texas at Dallas
 

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